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Letter from the Lords Proprietors of Carolina to the Governor's Council and inhabitants of North Carolina
Carolina. Lords Proprietors.
December 1691
Volume 01, Page 384

[B. P. R. O. Colonial Entry Book. No. 22. P. 201.]

London this        of Decber 1691

Wee have recd severall Letters and papers from you wch wee would have answered fully now but that we want further Information in some particulars which wee hope wee shall be satisfyed in soon after the arrivall of our Governor Coll: Philip Ludwell amongst you. Wee were extremely troubled when wee heard of the sufferings of the Inhabitants of North Carolina by the arbitrary proceedings of Mr Seth Sothell which unjust and Illegal actions wee abhor and have taken the best care wee can to prevent such for the future And that all men may have right done them who have suffered by him. Wee shall always endeavour yor good and welfare and to make peace plenty and happiness to florish amongst you you Wee comitt you to the protection of Allmighty God and rest

Yor very affectionate friends
CRAVEN Palatine
ASHLEY
CARTERET
P. COLLETON
To Our Councill Magistrates and
Inhabitants of that part of our
Province of Carolina that lyes
North and East of Cape fear